Is the keyboard separate from the screen?
Are the characters on the keyboard clear and readable?
Comfortable keying position
Is the mouse suitable for the tasks it's used for?
Is there support for the device users wrist and forearm? Support can be gained from, for example , the desk surface or arm of the chair. If not a separate supporting device may help. The user should be able to find a comfortable working position.
Does the device work properly and smoothly?
If required can the user adjust settings for speed and accuracy of the pointer?
Are the characters clear and readable?
Is the test size comfortable to read?
Is the image stable and free from flicker or disturbance?
Is the screen suitable for its intended use?
Are the brightness and contrast adjustable?
Does the screen swivel and tilt?
Is the screen free from glare and reflection?
Is the software suitable for the tasks your normally complete?
Do you need any additional software or extensions to complete your tasks?
Is the work surface large enough for all necessary equipment?
Can you comfortably reach all the equipment and papers they need to use?
Are the surfaces free from glare and reflection?
Is the chair suitable?
Is the chair stable?
Does the chair have working seat back height?
Does the chair have seat height adjustment?
Does the chair have working castors or glides?
Is the chair adjusted correctly?
Is the small of the back supported by the chairs backrest?
Are you able to maintain horizontal forearms and eyes at roughly the same height as the top of the display screen as in the guide above?
Are feet flat on the floor without too much pressure from the seat on the backs of the legs?
Is there enough room to change position and vary movement?
Is the lighting suitable?
Does the air temperature feel comfortable?
Are levels of noise comfortable?
Is there anything that you feel has not been covered in this assessment?
Do you have any discomfort or symptoms which might be attributed form your DSE?
Are you aware of your entitlement to eye and eyesight testing?
Do you take regular breaks working away from DSE?